Wetlands Continue to Suffer- BP disaster

Report: FL Wetlands Continue to Suffer from BP Spill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's been two years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but its effects on the wildlife and shoreline are seen daily by people in the area.

Dolphins are one example of affected sea life. Since the spill in March 2010, more than 500 dolphins have been found stranded in the area - and only 5 percent were alive. This data and more is part of a new study from the National Wildlife Federation, where Dr. Doug Inkley is a senior wildlife biologist. He's concerned about the oil spill's effects on the growth and health of even the smallest of species.

"The overall productivity to the environment - the number of fish produced, the size of the fish produced, the birds supported in the ecosystem - is dependent upon a healthy ecosystem at the base of the food chain."

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